The sole surviving Texas Ranger (Klinton Spilsbury) of an ambush arranged by outlaw leader Major Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish (Christopher Lloyd) returns to fight back as a great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger.
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When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid (Klinton Spilsbury), is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the outlaw leader, Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish (Christopher Lloyd), he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto (Michael Horse). When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the crime that Cavendish represents. To this end, John Reid disguises himself and becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue President Ulysses S. Grant (Jason Robards, Jr.) when Cavendish takes him hostage. We learn that Cavendish was an officer in the United States military before he was court-martialled and dishonorably discharged.Written by
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You got him! You got him!
Young John Reid:
Shh, sit down. Get down!
Leave me alone!
You ain't never gonna find that little redskin.
When I do, I'm gonna scalp him.
Young John Reid:
Go. It's alright. Come on.
The little injun's somewhere.
Young John Reid:
They're at the Reid place. Come on, we're missin' it.
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UK versions are cut by 5 secs to remove horse-falls. See more »
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It's worth seeing again
I saw this when I was five. I liked it at the time and was too young to have heard about the politics and controversy with Clayton Moore or notice the dubbing of the title character's voice. Even watching it again the other day for the first time in almost thirty years, those things were not issues to the movie itself.
It was entertaining. There are things I'd change here or there, but overall it was good. The handling of Tonto still holds up today in our hyper-PC world.
It's not without its warts, but they can easily be seen beyond and the movie enjoyed. Definitely check it out.
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